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'Missed chances' to help boy

A serious case review into the death of four-year-old Daniel Pelka found repeated failures by agencies set up to safeguard children's welfare but concluded nobody could have predicted his death at the hands of an abusive mother her partner.

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Coventry council 'did not do enough to protect Daniel'

Coventry City Council chief executive Martin Reeves said:

Daniel was murdered by the two people who should have loved and protected him most, but all organisations in Coventry involved in Daniel's short life now have to face up to their responsibilities and the part they played in the missed opportunities that could have protected Daniel.

We are sorry we did not do enough to protect Daniel.

The report makes clear that the sharing of information and communications between all agencies was not robust enough and no-one fitted together the jigsaw of what was really happening to Daniel.

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